Tios latus   Borradaile,  1903 (Crab)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

Description
Carapace humped behind, flattened and cupped at the sides, the lateral margins formed each of three broad foliaceous lobes which are fused but still display the sutures.

Carapace broad and finely granulated all over, roughened by small pits and minute linear grooves among the granules. In the hinder part a mound, consisting of two large humps, one on each side of the cardiac region, and the latter region itself somewhat swollen, and connected with the front by a broad ridge, on each side of which is a deep pit. The front well developed, notched at the tip, not quite hiding the eyes. The antero-lateral edge with one peak, the postero-lateral irregular. The chelipeds about a third longer than the carapace in the female, irregularly nodular all over. The walking legs short and nodular.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/brachyuran/index.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-11-23

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